Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Good Morning!!

The wedding yesterday was lovely.  I love weddings, and this one was an especially beautiful celebration.   Two wonderful  people are now joined in Holy Matrimony.  How resonant and sacred those words!

Here is a poem by Linda Pastan.   Joyce sent it to me saying how perfect it was for yesterday.  The fog is in today and it is cozy, and I am in nesting mode, and this poem is perfect also for today.

The Birds

 are heading south, pulled
 by a compass in the genes.
 They are not fooled
 by this odd November summer,
 though we stand in our doorways
 wearing cotton dresses.
 We are watching them

 as they swoop and gather--
 the shadow of wings
 falls over the heart.
 When they rustle among
 the empty branches, the trees
 must think their lost leaves
 have come back.

 The birds are heading south,
 instinct is the oldest story.
 They fly over their doubles,
 the mute weathervanes,
 teaching all of us
 with their tailfeathers
 the true north.

    - Linda Pastan

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